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Estimating procedure for the macronutrients latent prices in food security models

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  • Milena N. Agostinelli M.

    () (Universidad de Los Andes, Escuela de Nutrición y Dietética)

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A model that allows the estimation of the latent prices of animal proteins, vegetal proteins, fats and carbohydrates that come from staple food is developed. This research opens a path for developing food security models that take into account not only the calories intake but the nutritional availability and requirements of macro and micro nutrients at a country level. The nutritionist interested in determining the economic feasibility of the diets or the social investigator who may want to address more complex questions has now a powerful tool of analysis.

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  • Milena N. Agostinelli M., 2007. "Estimating procedure for the macronutrients latent prices in food security models," Economía, Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (IIES). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales. Universidad de Los Andes. Mérida, Venezuela, vol. 32(24), pages 129-146, july-dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:ula:econom:v:32:y:2007:i:24:p:129-146
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    Keywords

    Latent prices; prices of macronutrients; kilocalories; food security.;

    JEL classification:

    • I - Health, Education, and Welfare
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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